Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he is devastated to lose Thierry Henry from Arsenal once again, but has praised the return of the Frenchman, arsenal.com
The New York Red Bulls striker is at the Emirates Stadium on a brief loan spell whilst the MLS is in off-season and has scored three goals during his spell. Henry scored the winner in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and sent the Gunners fans, as well as Wenger, into raptures. There had been talk of Henry extending his deal until the end of the month, but Wenger has not been able to arrange a deal.
Wenger said: ‘He finished the story of the legend today in the championship; I hope he will add some in the Champions League on Wednesday now. Certainly he got us the three points in a difficult game where Sunderland were resilient, well organised and tried to catch us on the break every time. You could see that they have a lot of spirit in their side. It was also on a very difficult pitch.’
The Frenchman has also admitted that he should have tried to get Henry for longer when negotiations first began. Wenger said: ‘It might haunt me again because then people will say ‘why did he not stay?’ It just shows you as well that these players never lose it. Exceptional talent survives.’